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Thu May 18, 2017, 10:27 PM

The Beatles' First Take Of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/05/18/528653705/the-beatles-first-take-of-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds

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Reply The Beatles' First Take Of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' (Original post)
jpak May 2017 OP
Scurrilous May 2017 #1
Aristus May 2017 #2
dhill926 May 2017 #3
DFW May 2017 #4
johnsolaris May 2017 #5
lambchopp59 May 2017 #6
Nitram May 2017 #7
lambchopp59 May 24 #8
Nitram May 25 #9
lambchopp59 May 25 #10

Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:33 PM

1. Nice!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:38 AM

2. Genius in the working phase...

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:52 AM

3. fascinating...

thanks for this...

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:49 PM

4. That's how it's done

I have been recording music in studios for over 40 years (my top brass knows, and they STILL let me keep my day job!), and what something sounds like at the end is usually the product of an idea that is like a seed, but needs a lot of watering and TLC before it is a flowering plant, as "Lucy In The Sky" clearly demonstrates.

In the case of The Holland-America Line, I was working with two guys from Holland with completely different musical backgrounds from my own. With The Freedom Toast, every one except me is a seasoned professional. The core idea usually remains, but when you have a few musical geniuses working along side you, the final result is often way beyond the expectations of the composer/arranger (Talkin' TSA Blues was a major exception), especially when you have a rare combination of four guys like the Beatles, whose imaginations didn't have an "off" switch.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:48 PM

5. The Remastered Album

Hi,

I am sure you have heard that the newly remastered edition of Sgt. Peppers 50th anniversary Album will be out in one week on May 26th. I ordered my copy a couple of weeks ago. I am getting the 2 CD deluxe edition with all the outtakes & the 2 songs not on the album, but released as singles Penny Lane & Strawberry Fields will be included this time.

There is also a 6 CD/DVD coming out with all the songs & several videos. Hard to believe it has been 50 years since this masterpiece arrived on our stereos.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:18 PM

6. Posting to link back to this

Reminds me, however, that since I'm un-digitizing my music collection out of frustration with digital formats and glitches...
And recording analog onto cassette tape!
Yes they are making a comeback. Marantz is manufacturing even some very high end component stereo units.
Sgt Pepper's is one album I'll remember now to see if I can find.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #6)

Tue May 23, 2017, 01:36 PM

7. Unless you have perfectly climate-controlled storage, tapes don't last.

I'd keep the digital for backups if I were you.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #7)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:13 PM

8. LOL, I'm not tossing the baby out with the bathwater

Partially my personal aim is retirement off-grid. Walkman cassette players less prone to skippage while bumped about and a bit better battery life when I'm bumping about my off-grid home.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #8)

Thu May 25, 2017, 09:49 AM

9. I would have thought an iPod would have better battery life.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #9)

Thu May 25, 2017, 07:35 PM

10. Which brings me back to my first essential pupose. Taking all my audio "off grid" reliably as well.

I can't record the radio on my Ipod, which is mostly how/what I catch up on the last couple weeks of my favorite public radio shows, all recorded from timered units while I'm at work, and more importantly to me: foolproof. Every set up, even expensive ones to do this to CD at first, then later other digital formats were subject to glitches. Fatal ones. Either nothing recorded, often and then I'm stuck off-grid with only the satellite radio. On the other end, the digital players quit the first time it's dropped or bumped, or just plain inexplicably quits. After a few rounds of this, returning warrantied I pods for repair, all for them to quit again... arrrrgh.
I'm also around any proprietary infringement, since it's all for my personal use.
I started with recording that on a D-battery recorder (with surprisingly long battery longevity on dollar store D cells!)
I gave up. I reverted to analog media, mechanical timers and cassettes.
Advantage also: when I'm off grid it's outdoor work for days in hot and dusty conditions. The relatively tough cassette construction can take the beating for as long as i have use for it. "quality sound" comes in second to having it there.
When I'm back on-grid, they all go back to the recorders.
Also, the simple D-battery recorder there can analog what I missed that day, as I don't spend much time near the radio there.
Nitram, I've tried various digital routes of what suits my purpose a dozen different setups. They are all long gone into the recycle bin, I threw up my hands and reverted.
What I've disposed of in plastic digital audio over the last couple decades could fill a moderate sized room. Even my brother, who is far more tech-savvy than I, had set me up with the newest, best quality digital stuff he could rig up for me, I don't have the time. It all quit with barely a year's use.
That D-cell cassette recorder has already lasted over 10 years.
I've already bought units that will far more likely last to do this stuff for me over my entire retirement. I won't have hundreds of dollars to spend on more set-ups then.

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